Tennis: Osaka eases past Giorgi to reach U.S. Open 3rd round

Naomi Osaka advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open for the fifth straight year Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-2 win over heavy-hitting Italian Camila Giorgi.The 2018 champion from Japan raced out to a 5-0 lead in the first set after twice breaking her 74th-ranked counterpart’s serve. She then broke in the first game of the second set on her way to closing out the match in 1 hour, 10 minutes.”I think my serve was pretty good,” said world No. 9 Osaka, who won 79 percent of points on her first serve. “I’m really happy with my attitude. I thought I was really positive throughout.”Osaka pulled out o…

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